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Jami

Hamid Algar

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090441
eISBN:
9780199082544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090441.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

ʿAbd al-Rahman Jami (1414–1492) is a culminating figure in Perso-Islamic culture, whose reputation and influence have endured undiminished throughout the eastern Islamic world — the Ottoman Empire ... More


From Infancy to Eminence, from Kharjird to Khiaban

Hamid Algar

in Jami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090441
eISBN:
9780199082544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090441.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter traces the genealogy and life of ʿAbd al-Rahman Jami. Nur al-Din ʿAbd al-Rahman Jami was born in Kharjird at the time of the evening prayer on Shà ban 23, 817/November 7, 1414. Jami and ... More


‘The Seal of the Poets’: Jami and the Traditions of Persian Poetry

Hamid Algar

in Jami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090441
eISBN:
9780199082544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090441.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the poetry of ʿAbd al-Rahman Jami, which reflected his tastes, predilections, and general cast of mind. Its significance, however, transcends the personal, with the vast poetic ... More


The Herat Triumvirate: Jami, Bayqara, Navaʾi

Hamid Algar

in Jami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090441
eISBN:
9780199082544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090441.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on Jami’s associations with the monarch, Sultan Husayn Bayqara and the statesman and poet, ʿAli-shir Navaʾi. Jami’s association with Bayqara began at the very outset of his reign ... More


Naqshbandi–Akbari: Jami and Sufi Tradition

Hamid Algar

in Jami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090441
eISBN:
9780199082544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090441.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the Sufism reflected in Jami’s poetry. It considers his writings about the distinctive practices of the Naqshbandiyya, and his profound and lasting loyalty to the writings and ... More


Introduction: Geographical and Historical Setting

Hamid Algar

in Jami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090441
eISBN:
9780199082544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090441.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter sets the stage for the discussion of ʿAbd al-Rahman Jami by providing an overview of the relevant geography and history. It covers Khorasan, the region of which Herat was the principal ... More


‘Solitude in Society’: Jami as Social Critic and Polemicist

Hamid Algar

in Jami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090441
eISBN:
9780199082544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090441.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Jami’s views about society. It argues that Jami’s own temperament was ideal for a certain mode of ‘solitude within society’. Apparent in much of his work is a tension between a ... More


Jami and Posterity: His Legacy in Dar al-Islam

Hamid Algar

in Jami

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090441
eISBN:
9780199082544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090441.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the legacy of Jami. A half century after his death, a significant portion of the Islamic world was effectively reconfigured into four empires: Safavid, Uzbek, Ottoman, and ... More


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